Thank you for purchasing our unique jewellery.
Each piece is caringly handcrafted to the highest standards and quality tested. The handcrafted nature of each piece means that, unlike machine manufactured jewellery, there are sometimes indications of the artist’s hand. Consequently, small blemishes in the materials and crafting process are in no way faults but a mark of your distinctive piece.
Caring for your jewellery
Our jewellery is handcrafted from copper, brass, aluminium and sterling silver. Please be aware that these metals will tarnish over time because the combination of air and moisture causes them to oxidise. This is a natural process and creates a variety of beautiful finishes. However, if you prefer a more polished look, you can slow down the tarnishing process by regularly cleaning your metal jewellery, storing it carefully, and following a few simple tips.
Tips to help you care for your handcrafted jewellery:
- Don't wear jewellery when swimming, or when using household chemicals such as bleach and ammonia.
- Put your jewellery on after you've applied any deodorant, hand lotions, hair products, perfumes or other beauty products.
- When not wearing your jewellery, store it in a zip-lock bag, box or separate compartment to slow down the rate of tarnish and prevent scratches to the surface. You may even consider investing in some anti-tarnish bags.
- Take care not to drop enamelled jewellery as the enamel (powdered glass) can crack or break like any other glass object.
- Use a soft polishing cloth instead of paper towels when polishing your jewellery. We include a complimentary polishing cloth with all our jewellery.
- When cleaning jewellery, we suggest a very gentle soap and water combination before patting the jewellery dry with a soft cloth. Be particularly careful if you're cleaning gemstone jewellery as some stones don't react well to water or jewellery cleaner.
- Copper jewellery and the copper component of silver 925 can cause skin discolouration if you're sensitive to metals. In this case, we suggest applying a protective coating to the metal parts of the jewellery which come into contact with your skin. Protective coating for jewellery is available in a bottle similar to nail polish and includes an applicator brush. It will need to be reapplied every so often.
If you have a further question about caring for your jewellery please Contact us.